Monthly Archives: October 2017

Say hello to Teen Miss Sumter County Fair Gabby Hill

Posted on October 2, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Gabby Hill, a Summerton resident and student at Clarendon Hall, was crowned Teen Miss Sumter County Fair on Saturday at the Sumter Civic Center in Sumter.


At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert

Posted on October 2, 2017 9:09 am by The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a shower of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
More than 400 victims were taken to the hospital, authorities said.
SWAT officers using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room and found he had killed himself, authorities said.
There was no immediate word on the motive for the attack. The U.S. Homeland … Read the rest


Posted on October 2, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Reader agrees with previous writer

Posted on October 2, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a reply to a letter posted about two roads in Clarendon County allegedly being impassable.

I live on a connecting road, Bream Avenue. It is just as bad.
I have signed two petitions to try and get the county to address the issue. Both were ignored. I have called and talked to the person in charge, (and) I was told that these streets are not on the list of county roads to be paved in the “foreseeable future.”
When the county does come out, all they do is scrape the road to try and level … Read the rest


Today in History: Oct. 2

Posted on October 2, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

829 – Theophilos succeeds his father Michael II as Byzantine Emperor.
939 – Battle of Andernach: King Otto I crushes a rebellion against his rule, by a coalition of Eberhard of Franconia and other Frankish dukes.
1187 – Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
1263 – The Battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1470 – Richard Neville’s rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne.
1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The … Read the rest


Lost Dog: Cody

Posted on October 1, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

This dog, Cody, went missing near Patriot’s Road in Manning. If you see him, call (843) 506-1850.


Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted on October 1, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents.
Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call … Read the rest


Reader disagrees with NFL protests

Posted on October 1, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

I think their behavior is totally disrespectful and self-centered.
If they want to protest, they should do it on their own time. I don’t know of any businesses that would put up with employees acting this way during “company time.”
The NFL regulations clearly ban this sort of behavior, yet they are condoning it and encouraging it.
Plenty of players have tried to use their time in a game to bring attention to causes and have been fined for it.
The NFL is not behaving with consistency, and that in itself is unfair. Yet, that’s what these players say they … Read the rest


Posted on October 1, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


Sumter sheriff announces death of deputy

Posted on October 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said Sunday that one of his deputies died early Sunday morning after a brief illness.
Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas had served with the department for three years.
“It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform you of the passing of Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas,” said Dennis in a statement. “(He) was in law enforcement for almost six years. However, we at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had the pleasure of working with him for three years. He was certainly an asset to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Sumter … Read the rest


Hatfield brings back-to-back wins for Swampcats

Posted on October 1, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following ran this summer in The Manning Times’ Rugged magazine.

Barry Hatfield is entering his eighth year as a coach and teacher at Laurence Manning Academy.
He just completed his fourth year as head coach of the varsity Swampcats baseball team by taking his players to their second State Championship title in two years.
“It’s challenging to go back-to-back,” said Athletic Director Robbie Briggs. “When you’re the defending champion, there’s a target on your back. Everyone wants to unseat the reigning State Champs.”
Hatfield wasn’t content to let his players – many of whom returned from the … Read the rest


Traveler impressed with deputies during eclipse

Posted on October 1, 2017 7:07 am by Submitted via Facebook

My family and I came up from Florida for the eclipse. Popular spots, such as (U.S.) 301 by Lake Marion were well-managed by the Sheriff’s Office. Everything went smoothly thanks to these officers’ help.

BRIAN HARRISON
Lakeland, Florida


Posted on October 1, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Today in History: Oct. 1

Posted on October 1, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

331 BC – Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
366 – Pope Damasus I is elected.
959 – Edgar the Peaceful becomes king of all England.
965 – Pope John XIII is elected.
1553 – Coronation of Queen Mary I of England.
1588 – Coronation of Shah Abbas I of Persia.
1730 – Ahmed III was forced to give up the throne.
1787 – Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
1791 – First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
1795 – The Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium) annexed by Revolutionary France… Read the rest


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